Recent News

  • Professor Michael Nairn weighs in on Eastwick Development

    Professor Michael Nairn is quoted in a recent PlanPhilly article about potential commercial development in the Eastwick neighborhood. He's been working with colleagues and local residents on flooding issues in the area since 2012.

  • Anea Moore awarded the Rhodes Scholarship

    Congratulations to Anea, and Urban Studies and Sociology major graduating this Spring, on becoming a Rhodes Scholar!

  • Urban Studies mourns the loss of Jeremy Nowak

    Urban Studies notes the untimely passing of Jeremy Nowak on July 28, 2018.  Jeremy, who founded the Reinvestment Fund and most recently advised cities across the country about development and revitalization, taught for Urban Studies and remained a friend over 30 years.

  • Nabilla Ariffin (URBS '13) wins a spot at the 2018 New Faces Convening

    SquashSmarts Community Impact Director, and Urbie, Nabilla Ariffin is 1 of 10 young leaders from ‘global north’ chosen to join 10 young leaders from ‘global south’ for the inaugural 2018 New Faces Convening.

    The International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) joint project is uniting social and civic entrepreneurs from around the world to create demand, action and progress towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Alexa Salas (URBS '17) and colleagues publish article about their President's Engagement Prize project

    Alexa interned and volunteered at Puentes De Saludas in South Philadelphia during her junior and senior years.  Her senior seminar paper took up the question of how the family engagement of Latina immigrants and after-school programing could make a difference in the educational attainment of Latina and Latino immigrant sdudents. She went on to refine her paper for honors.  This article draws on her research and, of course, the experience she and her colleagues have in implementing the program Lanzando Lideres or launching leaders.